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    Industrial Data Communications, Fifth Edition

    By Lawrence (Larry) M. Thompson and Tim Shaw

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    This edition will help you gain a solid understanding of legacy and advanced communications systems in automation and control environments as well as the advances in communication technology. You will learn about cybersecurity methods and standards—including ANSI/ISA/IEC 62443—and how to implement communications systems in a safe and secure manner.

    Read in-depth descriptions of critical subjects including:

    • Standards including EIA/TIA-232/485, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.11, and IEEE 802.15
    • Protocols such as Modbus, Data Highway Plus, Ethernet, and TCP/IP
    • SCADA, DCS, and fieldbus systems
    • Ethernet and router technologies
    • Wireless communication

    As automation becomes more thoroughly networked with advances in speed, connectivity, and security; this fifth edition of an ISA best seller is still designed to give technical professionals with little or no background in data communications the knowledge they need to succeed. Additionally, even those with nominal knowledge will find information to enhance troubleshooting and to understand both legacy systems and the more advanced systems now being installed throughout automated facilities.

    As before, the text emphasizes the practical aspects of commonly used systems rather than design criteria. It contains a complete description of the relevant terminology, standards, and protocols including EIA/TIA-232/485, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.11, and IEEE 802.15. New material in this edition includes information on updated Ethernet and router technologies; a more detailed description of VPNs; and expanded information on cybersecurity (including ANSI/ISA/IEC 62443). A complete glossary and index allows the book to be used as a handy reference. SCADA, DCS, and fieldbus systems are all explained, as well as operating system considerations from a communications perspective. This is a book for newcomers to automation data communications, as well as a reference for those who are currently working in the field.

    A Q&A with the Authors

    Larry Thompson
    Lawrence (Larry) M. Thompson

    Tim Shaw
    William T. (Tim) Shaw

    ISA recently published the fifth edition of Industrial Data Communications, co-authored by Lawrence (Larry) M. Thompson and William T. (Tim) Shaw. In this Q&A feature, the authors provide important insights on the book’s value and significance. Read the full article.

    ISA Press Release

    To address emerging changes in industrial communications technology and cybersecurity, ISA publishes a new edition of Industrial Data Communications. Read the full article.

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    Item Details:

    Copyright: 2016
    Length: 505 pages
    ISBN: 978-0-87664-095-1
    Selected Format: Paperback
    Publisher: International Society of Automation

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